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    Default Car cleaning therapy

    After a naff morning in the office I finally lost it (Sorry Duncan) and took the afternoon off. The weather was ok so I thought I’ll unpack the Megs gear I’ve been waiting two weeks to try out. Car had 1000 miles of motorway all over it. I stopped and got some valve caps on the way home (Still can’t get my aerial though!). Still I’d got a range of megs gear to play with:

    First Classic gold Car wash,
    Tried the water magnet out (Superb)
    Then Hot Wheels with wheel brush (Super superb!)
    Then got the clay and detail kit out……Then it snowed for 5 minutes.

    Water magnet again….Clayed the bonnet, front wings and Bumper….. Then it snowed for 5 minutes.
    Water magnet again….Clayed the boot, rear wings and Bumper….. Then it rained for 5 minutes.
    Water magnet again….Clayed Doors and mirrors….. Then yep it rained for 5 minutes.
    Finally Clayed the roof…Sun came out.

    So I had go at Waxing the Bonnet the realised I’d run out of cloths to really buff it up. Still I’m pleased with the results.

    Never tried clay before and was very sceptical about it’s usefulness How wrong was I. The Hot wheels wit ha wheel brush brought the wheel back to new and the water magnet was awesome. So easy to dry the car even in the snow!

    Some photos of the results:

    Two hours work did this..including snow brrrreaks



    Obligatory Reflection Shot:


    Had to go down to the Golf club and pay my subs so as it was quiet.....





    Not bad for a novice eh? I feel so much better now too!

    Tomorrow I’ll get some proper waxing cloth to polish the paint work then I’ll clean the windows and do the interior. Must admit i'm converted! No more automatic car washes fo me!

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    Wow - looks like the shiney shiney brigade have some serious competition!!! Looking lovely there Brocks!!

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    Sooo Brocks.........another convert eh ..........see it's not as bad as you think eh and when your done WOW

    Now to keep it like that just get a bottle of spray wax and apply that after the weekly wash.........piece of cake eh.

    One thing did you do the "celophane test" before you clayed?

    Bryan

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    Good job there mate...

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    that is the sceary test

    i know i was there and bryan explaned every thing to me about the "celophane test"

    cheers bryan

    car looking brill well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by blr123
    Now to keep it like that just get a bottle of spray wax and apply that after the weekly wash.........piece of cake eh.
    Is that the NXT wax I've heard of? Bought a shampoo/wax set to test megs out (Classic gold or something like that)

    Wondered about the NXT and the #80 I've heard mentioned.

    Quote Originally Posted by blr123
    One thing did you do the "celophane test" before you clayed?
    Huh? Ran my finger acoss each panel. Before felt like wood after felt like a silk sheet.

    And why is it scary Ian?

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    nice one brocks car is looking mint

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    Welcome to the cleaning club, your life and wallet will never be the same again.
    See www.detailingworld.co.uk for some good advice and tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brocks
    Is that the NXT wax I've heard of? Bought a shampoo/wax set to test megs out (Classic gold or something like that)

    Wondered about the NXT and the #80 I've heard mentioned.



    Huh? Ran my finger acoss each panel. Before felt like wood after felt like a silk sheet.

    And why is it scary Ian?
    Yes it's the NXT Spray Wax although there are others, the wax just tops up what you have done and so it lasts that much longer.

    Megs #80 is a slightly abrasive polish that will lift all "under surface" dirt & grime and will remove minor swirls...........the clay lifts all "on surface" dirt & grime and overspray.

    The cellophane test "why is it scary" most people will think their car is clean and the paint may even feel very smooth, but when you come to do the cellophane test it feels like your car has sprayed using rough cast as opposed to paint and that's all the dirt & grime that you're feeling.

    Bryan

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    that looks great Brocks! i'm amazed it only took you two hours considering how much you got done.

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